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June 12, 2018
For Immediate Release

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Waterloo – With protectionist measures being imposed and tensions in the wake of the G7 summit, international trade relations and Canada-U.S. relations are under strain. The following Wilfrid Laurier University experts are available to comment on various aspects of these events.

Canada-U.S. Relations

Debora VanNijnatten, professor in the departments of Political Science and North American Studies, is an expert on Canada-U.S. relations and also on Canadian and international environmental policy. Contact:

Kevin Spooner, associate professor in the departments of History and North American Studies, is an expert on Canadian foreign policy and Canadian identity. He is available for comment on U.S.-Canada relations. Contact: or 519.884.0710 x2165.

Barry Kay, associate professor of political science, is an expert on American politics, Canadian politics, and public opinion. He has frequently commented on U.S. President Donald Trump and his policies. Contact:, 519.884.0710 x3362, 519.886.5668 or 416.324.8432 (Thursday to Sunday).

International Trade

Patricia Goff, associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science, is an expert on international trade governance, the politics of trade, multilateralism and cultural diplomacy. She is available for comment on NAFTA negotiations. Contact: or 519.884.0710 x2588. Read more about her work.

Jörg Broschek, associate professor of political science and Canada Research Chair in Comparative Federalism and Multilevel Governance, is an expert in North American politics, West European politics, federalism and the politics of market building, especially through internal and external trade policy. He is available for comment on European and Canadian reactions to American protectionist measures. Contact:, 519.884.0710 x3995 or 226.808.2875.

Maria Gallego, associate professor of economics, is an expert on economic analysis in political economy and bargaining, as well as on multilateral negotiations. Contact: or 519.884.0710 x2635.

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Media Contacts:

Kevin Crowley, Director

Communications and Public Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070


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